This semester the course will be dealing with topics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, simple harmonic motion, resonance, waves. We will use chapters 1-11 of the book as our starting point for these explorations. The class will focus on concepts, and the expression of these concepts in colloquial, mathematical, graphical, and schematic descriptions. You will be asked to show your understanding in all these ways on the exams. By the end of this term, you should have a strong conceptual understanding of the various primary topics, and be able to interpret data to support that understanding.
Every Fall since 2009.